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Diogenes of Sinope | Aelian, Varia Historia III.29

Chap. XXIX. Of the Poverty and Pride of Diogenes. Diogenes the Sinopean used to say of himself, that he fulfilled and suffered the imprecations mentioned in the Tragedy, being a Vagabond, destitute of a house, deprived of his country, a Beggar, ill clothed, having his livelihood onely from day to day : And yet he was more pleased with this condition, then Alexander with the command of the whole World, when having conquered the Indians he returned to Babylon.

Source: Thomas Stanley, translator (1665) Claudius Aelianus His Various History

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